North India under grip of cold wave, temperature dips to 1.9 degrees in Delhi
New Delhi: Cold wave and dense fog disrupted normal life across India with plummeting temperatures and low visibility, forcing the people to stay within the confines of their houses. The national capital continued to be in the grip of an intense cold wave with minimum temperature dropping to 1.9 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
The maximum temperature is 12.8 degrees, which is eight degrees below normal. Yesterday, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 2.9 degrees. The biting cold and icy winds have aggravated the agony of several homeless people, who are living on the streets and warmed themselves by sitting around the bonfire.
An unabated cold wave swept through the Kashmir valley with further decline in night temperature in Srinagar. Jammu region is facing bone-chilling cold coupled with foggy conditions. In Uttarakhand, districts located in the higher reaches including Almora, Tehri Garhwal and Pithoragarh recorded sub-zero temperatures, whereas the plains remained wrapped in thick fog cover.
In Haryana, Narnaul witnessed season’s lowest mercury at zero degree Celsius, down by 5 degrees below normal while Amritsar recorded the maximum temperature of 7.4 degree Celsius, dropping 12 degree Celsius.
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Date 17-05-13, Duration 1:21, Views 443